Daniel began promotions by previewing “2U” on the March 22 episode of Running Man. His comeback show aired on Mnet and M2 channels on March 24 at 8 PM KST. As part of KANGDANIEL COMEBACK SHOW CYAN, Daniel performed his title track “2U”, “Jealous”, “Touchin'”, and “Adulthood” and prepared various behind the scenes content. Daniel became the second male soloist after Rain to have an exclusive comeback show. No media showcase was held due to COVID-19. During the two weeks of promotions, he performed on all music shows for the first time since his solo debut and also appeared in radio shows Idol Radio, Volume Up, and Choi Hwajung’s Power Time.
KONNECT and Daniel ramped up online promotions. They started a #kangdaniel2u challenge on TikTok and randomly gave away signed albums to those who participated. The challenge gained traction on TikTok, and other stars participated, including Wanna One member Jinyoung and Stacey Ohiane, the main female lead in his music video. There were also gifts for streaming proof events. DANITY were wowed by the quality of the surprise gift and gave it the nickname Dani Box (다니박스 danibakseu).
“2U” took first place on five music shows: The Show on March 31, Music Bank on April 3, Show! Music Core on April 4, Show Champion on April 8, and M Countdown on April 9. He won his fifth trophy despite not appearing on M Countdown that week.
CYAN surpassed 260,000 physical album sales within a week. According to Hanteo Chart’s first quarter 2020 data, CYAN had the highest cumulative first-week sales by a soloist and the fourth highest first-week sales among all Q1 albums. Daniel also achieved a Gaon triple crown by topping the album, download, and BGM weekly charts.[s] [s] [s]
“2U” is Daniel’s first top ten single on the Gaon Digital Chart, peaking at #7. According to the Korea Music Content Association, he achieved a Gaon triple crown during the thirteenth week of 2020. This was attributed to “2U” ranking first in the download and BGM charts. “2U” also topped Gaon monthly charts for March 2020 by ranking #1 for downloads and #15 in the BGM chart.
Upon release, the album topped the iTunes Top Album charts in at least 9 different regions, including Thailand, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Turkey, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines. It also made it into the top 10 in a number of other countries, including Japan (where it reached No. 5) and Russia (No. 7). CYAN also soared to No. 1 on iTunes Top K-Pop Albums charts in at least 12 different regions, including Canada, Japan, Australia, Turkey, Indonesia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Vietnam, Taiwan, Singapore, and the Philippines. It also hit No. 2 in the United States, No. 6 in Spain, No. 7 in the United Arab Emirates, and No. 9 in Saudi Arabia.[s] [s] The album debuted at No. 5 on the Worldwide iTunes Album chart.[s]